ROM News: Even Silence Has an End: Ingrid Betancourt at the ROM

In conversation with Dr. John Gaventa, Director of the Coady International Institute

Monday December 10, 7 pm; VIP Tickets $50, General Admission $25, ROM Members $23. Book early; space is limited.

Recipient of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ingrid Betancourt was a presidential candidate in Colombia who was kidnapped by rebels in 2002 and held captive for six years. After her dramatic rescue, she was celebrated internationally as a symbol of human resistance and freedom, but not without some controversy. Register online at or call 416.585.5524 for more information. The Annual Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture is presented each year by the ROM’s Institute for Contemporary Culture, through the support of the Holtby Family. 

ICC: A window on contemporary societies around the globe, the ROM’s Institute for Contemporary Culture plays a vital role within the historical museum, exploring current cultural, social and political issues around the world through contemporary art, architecture and design. –